Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Outserve Magazine To Appear On Army Newsracks

The Army and the Air Force have authorized the sale of gay-oriented military magazine Outserve on their installations starting next month, timed with the full repeal of DADT as pertains to gay, lesbian, and bisexual servicemembers.
OutServe Magazine will hit store shelves at Army and Air Force bases on Sept. 20, the day the Pentagon plans to formally end enforcement of the “don’t ask, don'tI tell” policy that bans gays from serving openly.

The publication is published by OutServe, a group of secretly gay active duty service members that says it has hundreds of members currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The magazine, which began publishing in the spring, is currently available in limited supply at some public meeting areas and military physicians offices, the group said.
 While it will be entirely legal, I'm not sure how comfortable I would have been purchasing this magazine in the PX during my stint in the military ten years ago, even if DADT hadn't been in place.  Sign of the times, I suppose, and one I'm happy to see come about.

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